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Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy. i urge speedy confirmation. as we have heard from both the chairman and ranking member and senator warren, he will bring a record of leadership at service that is exemplary. he has a view of the world that he has acted on first as a young returning veterans from vietnam who appeared before this committee for the time that he served with such distinction as its chairman. he has been a valued partner to this administration and to me personally. he has fought for our diplomats and development experts. he understands the value of investing in america's global leadership. as we work to implement the accountability review board's recommendations, he is committed to doing whatever it takes to prevent another attack and protect our people around the world. working together, we have achieved a great deal. the state department and usaid have a lot of unfinished business from afghanistan to non-proliferation to climate change to so much. we need to sustain our renewed engagement in the asia-pacific, continue granting of economics as
Jan 24, 2013 1:00am EST
already increased the debt limit over $5 trillion in the obama administration, almost a 50% inkeys in the debt limit. let me also say we have had many several, temporary short-term increases in the de limit before there's been a more permanent long-term increase in 1987, 1990, 1996. it is not unprecedented, the action we're going to be taking today. with that, i yield two minutes to the distinguished member of the ways and means committee, the gentleman from washington state, mr. reichert. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. reichert: thank you, mr. speaker. let me see if i can simplify this a little bit. so there's three branches of government. two branches of the government have responsibility for the budget. and there's three piece to those two branches. the white house is one, the administration needs to produce a budget. the house republicans need to produce a budget. the senate democrats need to produce a budget. for the system to work. well, the president produced his budget. even though we may not agree with it on this side of the aisle
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